Hatchbacks are excellent vehicles, but they tend to lack two things: ground clearance and AWD. Those qualities are something that the similarly sized subcompact crossover segment has, making them great options for people who want a small, yet practical, vehicle.
Today, we’ll be comparing the 2021 Mazda CX-3 Sport and the 2021 Hyundai Venue SEL. Below, you’ll find important specifications like price, powertrain details, and fuel economy. Below that, we compare the standard features and driving experience of the two models. Keep reading to see which is the better value.
2021 Mazda CX-3 Sport
2021 Hyundai Venue SEL
|148 hp / 146 lb-ft
||Horsepower / Torque||121 hp / 113 lb-ft
|FWD or AWD
The 2021 Mazda CX-3 is only offered in one trim, but that works in its favor. It has a lot of features that most vehicles don’t get until higher trims. For instance, the 2021 CX-3 has multiple features that the standard 2021 Venue doesn’t. Those features include voice recognition technology, automatic climate control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, day and night functionality for pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive LED headlights, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a heads-up display.
The 2021 Mazda CX-3 has a bigger, more powerful engine without sacrificing anything in the way of fuel economy. It's quick to accelerate and doesn’t suffer from a lack of power like the 2021 Venue does. It also has excellent handling, a signature Mazda quality. The 2021 CX-3 has an AWD option, too, which is important for places that get inclement weather like here in Milwaukee. The 2021 Venue is FWD only. If you live anywhere but on the main street of a city, the 2021 CX-3 is the better option, hands down.
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